# Tag Archives: negative numbers

### The Butler Stick – A New Use for an Old Tool

I found a strange math tool that was designed to do something other than teach – until now! Continue Reading →

### Exponents of Negative Numbers

Do you or your kids get a little lost when trying to deal with powers of negative numbers? Here’s a fun way to teach them. Continue Reading →

### How to Teach a Weird Math Rule

Grownups are often frustrated when faced with “they made this math rule just to make me mad” – because we secretly believe that it’s true! Where did these rules come from and how are we supposed to teach them? Continue Reading →

### Teaching Math with Counting

Parents focus on the counting to 10 and learning to read in the early years. But you can do so much with counting to support math learning other than just counting to 10. Continue Reading →

### Teaching Math without Rules: Addition of Positive and Negative Numbers

I’ve discovered many ways of teaching math through the years and the most interesting one was the addition of numbers with opposite signs. I learned this from a teacher who said that he never understood the rules – so he made up his own method. He “breaks” the bigger number into two pieces so it… Continue Reading →